As someone who has a phobia of illness and who has OCD, I have strong compulsions to wash my hands after doing the most basic of tasks (e.g. touching a door knob, using the fax machine at work). I know this is irrational, but it’s more like a fight-or-flight response than a response of reason. I am driven by the anticipation of an event rather than an actuality.
Washing my hands constantly is physically tiring and very bad for your skin. I used to get the worst cracked hands all year round, not just in winter, so I started moisturizing after every time I washed them. It’s quite a task to think about every time you “need” to wash your hands and then going through the motions. A couple of years ago, I realized the definite need for lotion. Using lotions/creams on my hands after every washing has made a drastic difference in the health of my hands. As a consequence, I’ve actually gotten a lot better at moisturizing my entire body every night before I go to sleep. My skin is a lot more radiant and I don’t get dry patches anymore. I still have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, but it seems to have reduced quite a bit.
Needless to say, I go through a lot of lotion and creams. I have tried just about every drugstore brand and have liked many of them. Jergens and St. Ives are probably my two favorite drugstore brands. For Christmas, however, my mom gave me a jar of lotion that was made by her friend. Mom had talked to me a few times about her friend’s brand “Simply Natural Lotions,” but I had not had the chance to try it. The lotion I have been using is the Grapeseed and Avocado variety, scented with a blend of essential oils.
Before I get into describing what I like about Simply Natural Lotions, I just want to say that I was not endorsed or asked to write this post. I am just sharing a product that I’ve come to love and am highly impressed with. I think it’s important to support small businesses and this is one way that I feel I can help out this budding company.
Here’s what the container looks like:
Isn’t it pretty? I realize now that my picture is slightly fuzzy, so sorry about that. It’s a decently sized container at 8 fluid oz. Here is a picture of the lotion itself, excuse the shadow of my head:
The texture is as fluffy as the inside of a Peep. I absolutely am in love with the texture and as someone with many, many texture issues, this is a big deal. I actually enjoy putting the lotion on because it feels like smoothing on a pat of fluffy butter. You just need a small amount to get nice moisture and coverage.
The moisture lasts even after washing. It makes my skin incredibly supple and it has just the slightest, natural scent that hasn’t caused me any sensitivities or allergic reactions. It’s almost a relaxing scent, if that makes sense. The owner doesn’t make any of her lotions with artificial colors or scents. The lotion only includes a single preservative, which keeps microbes and fungus at bay. The ingredient list on the back indicates that the lotions are made with very few ingredients and the ingredients that are in the lotions are great for skin 🙂 I would actually say that this is more of a cream than anything and is great for every place on the body and is not greasy, so it’s even great for the hands.
Simply Natural Lotions now has a website that allows you to order online! Here is the website to the Simply Natural Lotions store. The company also has a Facebook page! Check it out here. I’m sure if you have any questions for the owner, you can contact her through the Facebook page. The prices are highly reasonable and the varieties are lovely, all of which have some beneficial property for the skin.
When I get excited about a product, I like to share it with others and to spread the word! Hope you will find this article interesting and take a few minutes to check out the links.
Hope your new year is going well so far!